Feed represents 70% of the costs of a livestock operation. It is made up of many components and it is essential to assess the amount of these elements in order to obtain a nutritionally balanced diet.
Fiber is one of the most important feed components. From a nutritional point of view, it occupies more space in the digestive tract than any other substance because it is poorly digestible.
The fiber amount of feed has an impact on livestock productivity and the cost of the feed. For example, the calculation of the correct amount of fiber in the feedstuff influences milk production, milk quality, and fat content of milk.